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You don’t need rose-tinted spectacles to find joy – even in the most stressful times. MEDITERRANEAN /Via Getty Images

Finding joy in 2020? It’s not such an absurd idea, really

The pandemic and political turmoil have left many people feeling anxious, angry and despairing. Being open to joy might bring some respite.
A funeral held in July 1945 for two victims of the Ku Klux Klan, George Dorsey and his sister, Dorothy Dorsey Malcolm, of Walton County, Georgia, held at the Mt. Perry Baptist Church Sunday. Bettman via Getty

Lynching preachers: How black pastors resisted Jim Crow and white pastors incited racial violence

Religion was no barrier for Southern lynch mobs intent on terror. White pastors joined the KKK, incited racial violence and took part in lynchings. Sometimes, the victim was a preacher.
How peers perform in college can affect student mental health. mimagephotography/www.shutterstock.com

Choosing the wrong college can be bad for your mental health

When students attend a college where the student body is academically weaker than the one where they went to high school, they are more likely to show symptoms of depression, new research finds.
Pious drinking. Walter Dendy Sadler via Wikimedia Commons

Feeling guilty about drinking? Well, ask the saints

For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
Examining the president’s Twitter activity. Screenshot

Is @realDonaldTrump addicted to Twitter?

Evaluating behavior using the elements of addiction can shed light on the president's – and anyone else's – tendencies to use social media.
The design of a proposed “Sons of the Confederacy” Texas state license plate is shown in this handout illustration provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles March 20, 2015. Reuters

Texas license plate case examines the ‘value’ of offensive speech

In hearing the case of a group determined to put an image of the Confederacy on a Texas license plate, the Supreme Court again examines the the limits of "offensive" speech.

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